First published in 1885, with billboards and posters around London announcing "The Most Amazing Book Ever Written". It became an immediate best seller. The genesis of the Lost World literary genre!
The search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers, led by Allan Quatermain, for a missing brother, lost while searching for the mythical mines of King Solomon. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa. The novel has been adapted to film at least six times. The first version premiered in 1937.
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The most stilted, unnatural narration I've ever endured. Almost like a machine. Utterly distracting and horrible. I will avoid anything narrated by this chap.
- Jerry Cornelius